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5 convicted in Bronx murder of teen with knives, machetes

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Five young men have been convicted of first-degree murder in the stabbing death of a teenager at a Bronx bodega.

The Bronx Criminal Court jury reached the verdict Friday in the death of 15-year-old Lesandro Guzman-Feliz.

Authorities say Guzman-Feliz, known as “Junior,” was killed last June in a case of mistaken identity. He was followed into a bodega, dragged onto the street and stabbed with knives and machetes.

A video of the attack showed a bread knife piercing his neck.

The five are between 19 and 25 years old and alleged members of the Trinitarios gang. They also were convicted of gang assault and conspiracy and face up to life in prison at sentencing on July 16.

Nine other suspects are to be tried later.

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Tensions high as Memphis community tries to return to normal after police shooting

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A sense of calm has been restored in this city after a night of violent clashes between police and protesters following the police-involved shooting of a black man.

But the mood remained tense.

Thursday night, a day after the shooting death of Brandon Webber, 20, some residents of the Memphis community he lived in shouted their frustrations through a bullhorn on the same street where a violent clash between protestors and police erupted.

Community activist, Casio Montez, who knew Webber personally, said he was outraged by the shooting death and sympathized with the deceased man’s family.

“Nobody knows what them folks [are] feeling right now,” Montez said of Webber’s family. “You don’t understand that pain.”

Montez said Webber was a “good young man” who had graduated from Central High School in Memphis and had completed a couple of years of college. He said Webber was also a father of three who simply wanted provide for his family.

“Somebody dropped the ball,” he said angrily. “A life was lost – a child – 20 years old. He was just beginning to see life.”

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Police retreat under a cloud of tear gas as protesters disperse from the scene of a standoff after Frayser community residents took to the streets in anger against the shooting of a youth by U.S. Marshals earlier in the evening, Wednesday, June 12, 2019, in Memphis, Tenn. (Jim Weber/Daily Memphian via AP)

But police portrayed Webber differently, saying he was a violent criminal who was the main suspect in a savage shooting.

In a press release, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said the United States Marshals – Gulf Coast Regional Task Force had tried to take Webber into custody on several warrants out of DeSoto County, Miss. stemming from a shooting and car theft that occurred last week.

DeSoto County District Attorney John Champion said during a press conference that Webber allegedly shot someone five times and stole his red Infinity after the two met to work out a potential sale of the vehicle on June 3.

“It was every intent of Mr. Webber to kill our victim,” said Chief Scott Worsham, Hernando Police Department. “He’s still alive by the grace of God.”

The victim, who is hospitalized, was able to identify Webber for authorities who tracked him and the car down in Memphis on Wednesday, police said. U.S. Marshals encountered Webber as he was getting into a vehicle. While attempting to stop him, officials allege Webber rammed his vehicle into the officers’ vehicles multiple times before exiting with a weapon.

The officers claim that’s when they fired their guns, striking and killing Webber.

“There’s no doubt we were dealing with a violent individual,” Champion said.

MEMPHIS POLICE URGE CALM AFTER BLACK MAN’S KILLING, UNREST

Community members aren’t buying it.

Frank Gottie said the relationship between the community and police was irreparable until officers are held accountable for their actions.

“Hold these officers accountable for what they’re doing,” said Gottie. “When we kill each other, they hold us accountable. We need to hold them accountable.”

MEMPHIS POLICE OFFICERS INJURED IN UNREST FOLLOWING OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTING

Protests broke out in the city’s Frayser neighborhood after Webber was shot. Protestors threw bricks and rocks at a line of police officers and their patrol vehicles. Officers tried to disperse the crowd with tear gas. Police said three arrests were made.

At least 36 officers and deputies were injured during the Wednesday night clash, police said Thursday. According to the Memphis Police Department’s Twitter account, 15 department cars were damaged.

As the community slowly returns to normal, at least one resident said he is hoping that police and community members can make amends.

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“I think in time we will get together, but it’s going to take time,” said Alonzo Kyle. “Right now, everyone is mourning.”

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Trial begins in case of young Canadian couple killed in 1987

Jurors in Washington state on Friday heard about the mysterious final days of a young Canadian couple killed in 1987 — as well as the novel method authorities used to finally make an arrest three decades later.

William Earl Talbott II was arrested last year and charged with aggravated murder, after authorities said they used genetic genealogy to identify him as the person who left his DNA on the clothing of one of the victims. The practice involves identifying suspects by entering crime-scene DNA profiles into public databases that people have used for years to fill out their family trees.

Opening statements began with a prosecutor describing how 18-year-old Tanya Van Cuylenborg and her boyfriend, 20-year-old Jay Cook, left their hometown of Saanich, near Victoria, British Columbia, for what was supposed to be an overnight trip to Seattle in November 1987. When they didn’t return, their families began a frantic search for them, including renting a plane to try to spot the copper-colored Ford van they had been driving.

About a week later, Van Cuylenborg’s body was found down an embankment in rural Skagit County, north of Seattle. She was naked from the waist down and had been shot in the back of the head.

Hunters found Cook dead two days later in brush near a bridge over the Snoqualmie River in Monroe — about 60 miles (95 kilometers) from where his girlfriend was discovered. He had been beaten with rocks and strangled with twine and two red dog collars, authorities said.

The couple’s van was found in Bellingham, Washington, near a bus station. Van Cuylenborg’s pants were in it; investigators found semen on the hem, and said it matched that on her body.

Detectives investigated hundreds of leads in the ensuing decades and tested the DNA against criminal databases, to no avail. But Snohomish County sheriff’s detective Jim Scharf learned about Parabon Labs in Reston, Virginia, which was using a new DNA processing method to extract more information from samples.

Last year, CeCe Moore, a genealogist there who is known for her work on the public television series “Finding Your Roots,” used the public genealogy database GEDmatch to find distant cousins of the person who left the DNA. She built a family tree and determined the source must be a male child of William and Patricia Talbott, of Monroe.

William Talbott II, now 56, was their only son. He was 24 at the time of the killings and lived near where Cook’s body was found.

Genetic genealogy has taken off as an investigative tool in the past year, since police in California revealed that they used it to arrest and charge a man suspected of being the sadistic attacker known as the Golden State killer, who killed 13 people and raped nearly 50 women during the 1970s and 1980s. Since then, authorities have used the DNA method to identify more than 60 cold-case suspects across the country. Talbott was one of the first.

Deputy prosecutor Justin Harleman told jurors that once Talbott became a suspect, investigators tailed him, saw him discard a coffee cup, and then tested the DNA from the cup, confirming it matched evidence from the crime.

Genetic genealogy, he said, “simply gave law enforcement a tip, like any other tip that they follow up on.”

Privacy advocates have expressed concerns about whether the technique violates the rights of suspects and whether its use by law enforcement should be restricted, but Talbott’s attorneys agreed that how detectives found him is irrelevant, and they didn’t challenge it. Instead, attorney Jon Scott told jurors in his opening statement Friday that the presence of the DNA doesn’t make his client a killer. He offered no explanation of how Talbott’s DNA got there, and said the evidence doesn’t explain how the couple spent their final days or with whom.

Scott described his client as a “blue-collar guy” who had worked in construction and as a truck driver and lived a “quiet, unremarkable life.”

“He’s just lived and worked, and that’s all he’s done,” Scott said.

Relatives of both victims attended the beginning of the trial, which is expected to last four weeks. Cook’s mother, Leona Cook, said it’s still difficult to hear of the killings, but added: “It’s been 32 years. My heart’s been hardened, I think.”

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Alabama sheriff charged with scamming food bank, church

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An Alabama sheriff is charged with scamming a food bank and his own church to pocket thousands under a law that let state sheriffs profit from feeding prisoners.

Court records show Pickens County Sheriff David Abston was arrested Friday, and he is pleading guilty to fraud and filing a false tax return.

A statement by prosecutors says Abston got his own church involved in the West Alabama Food Bank. Authorities say Abston then wrote checks to purchase cut-rate food that was meant for the poor and used it to feed prisoners.

A Depression-era law changed by lawmakers this year let sheriffs profit from jail kitchens. But prosecutors say Abston’s setup was a scam, and records show Abston has agreed to forfeit about $51,000.

Abston resigned and faces prison time.

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2 Pennsylvania high school grads die after being struck by lightning, officials say

Two high school graduates are dead after reportedly being struck by lightning Thursday in a Pennsylvania park.

Brendan McGwon, 18, and Kaitlyn Rosensteel, 18, were fishing at Mammoth Park Lake in Mount Pleasant Township at around 4 p.m when witnesses say they heard a loud crackling noise followed by a large flash of light.

2 GIRAFFES AT FLORIDA WILDLIFE PARK SUFFER ‘INSTANTANEOUS’ DEATHS AFTER LIGHTNING STRIKE, OFFICIALS SAY

Witnesses said the next thing they noticed was a large splintered tree and Brendan and Kaitlyn beneath it, the Westmoreland County Coroner’s Office said in a press release.

They were both pronounced dead at the scene and officials said the injuries were “consistent with being struck by lightning.”

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Mammoth Park Lake in Mount Pleasant Township where two people were killed after being struck by lightning while fishing, officials said. (Google)

An autopsy report confirming the official cause of death will take several weeks, the coroner’s office said.

Brendan recently graduated from Greensburg Central Catholic High School and Kaitlyn from Ringgold High School, WPXI reported.

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Thursday’s deaths mark the third and fourth lightning strike-related deaths this year, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The first death was an adult male who was camping in Texas on May 3 and the second was an adult male who was struck while riding his motorcycle in Florida.

On average, lightning strikes kill about 50 people in the U.S. each year. The odds of being struck in your lifetime are 1 in 13,000, according to the NOAA.

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Taxpayers paid $127G in legal bills for judge accused of helping illegal immigrant avoid ICE: report

A Massachusetts judge accused of helping an illegal immigrant evade ICE has had $127,000 in legal fees paid by taxpayers, according to a report.

In addition, a court officer who was indicted along with the judge has benefitted from $2,500 in legal fees paid by the public, the report said.

Newton District Court Judge Shelley M. Richmond Joseph, 51, pleaded not guilty in April when she was arraigned in a Boston courtroom on obstruction-of-justice charges stemming from an incident that allegedly took place April 2, 2018.

MASSACHUSETTS JUDGE ACCUSED OF HELPING ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT EVADE ICE PLEADS NOT GUILTY

Prosecutors claimed in court documents in April that Joseph, along with Court Officer Wesley MacGregor, 56, helped Jose Medina-Perez, a twice-deported illegal immigrant with a fugitive warrant for drunken driving in Pennsylvania, sneak out a back door – eluding agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement — after he appeared in court to be arraigned on drug charges, according to MassLive.com.

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District Court Judge Shelley M. Richmond Joseph departs federal court, April 25, 2019, in Boston after facing obstruction of justice charges for allegedly helping a man in the country illegally evade immigration officials as he left her Newton, Mass., courthouse after a hearing in 2018. (Associated Press)

Medina-Perez, who had been barred from entering the U.S. until 2027, was caught by immigration officials about a month after the hearing. He is currently involved in deportation proceedings after previously being deported in 2003 and 2007, the Boston Herald reported.

After her indictment, Joseph was suspended without pay but filed an appeal to have her salary of $184,600 reinstated, the Boston Herald reported. MacGregor was being paid $83,344 a year but recently retired, the report said.

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A crowdfunding site, meanwhile, shows that donors have pledged more than $60,000 to help Joseph pay legal bills, according to the Herald.

Taxpayers ceased picking up the tab for the judge when she was indicted, a court official told the newspaper. She faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted.

Fox News’ Nicole Darrah contributed to this story.

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Driver charged in DUI crash into home that killed mom, 2 daughters

A mother and two of her young daughters died from their injuries after police say a suspected drunken driver slammed into their home in Northern California early Sunday at more than 50 miles per hour.

Felix Ferdin, 43, of Modesto, was allegedly intoxicated when he blew past a stop sign and drove through the fence and backyard of the duplex at high speeds. He then crashed his 2007 Chevrolet Equinox into the home where a mother and three young daughters were sleeping around 1:30 a.m. Sunday, the California Highway Patrol said.

“This was no accident,” CHP Officer Tom Olsen told Sacramento’s FOX 40. “Somebody chose to drink and drive and because of that three people lost their lives. They had a whole life ahead of them.”

“This was no accident. Somebody chose to drink and drive and because of that three people lost their lives. They had a whole life ahead of them.”

— Officer Tom Olsen, California Highway Patrol

ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT CHARGED IN 3 DUI DEATHS NOW ALSO FACING WEAPONS COUNTS, AUTHORITIES SAY

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Felix Ferdin, 43, of Modesto, Calif., was charged with three counts of gross vehicular manslaughter and felony driving under the influence after allegedly crashing into a home, killing a mother and two young daughters and critically injuring a third. (California Highway Patrol)

The 38-year-old mother Mari Luz Jacinto-Hernandez and her 5-year-old daughter were rushed to Memorial Medical Center where they died from their injuries. A 3-year-old daughter was taken to Doctors Medical Center where she also died, the Modesto Bee reported.

The third daughter, age 10, was airlifted to UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento on Monday in critical condition, the newspaper reported.

The driver suffered only minor injuries.

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Ferdin is charged with three counts of gross vehicular manslaughter and felony driving under the influence. He was booked into jail and was being held on a $100,000 bail bond.

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Illegal immigrant charged in 3 DUI deaths now also facing weapons counts, authorities say

An illegal immigrant from Mexico, charged with being drunk and crashing his vehicle into a mobile home in California last month, killing a couple and their 10-year-old son, now also faces federal weapons charges, authorities said.

A pistol that had been reported stolen in Idaho in 2017 was found inside the suspect’s vehicle several days after it was towed from the crash scene, the Sacramento Bee reported.

Later, another weapon was found during a search of the suspect’s home, the report said. Authorities believe the second weapon also had been stolen but was never reported as such.

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The suspect, identified as Ismael Huazo-Jardinez, was already facing manslaughter and drunken driving charges when he was indicted Thursday on two counts of being an alien in possession of firearms while in the U.S. illegally, the Bee reported.

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Ismael Huazo-Jardinez. (Sutter County Sheriff’s Office via AP)

Word of the newest charges came from the office of U.S. Attorney McGregor Scott, the report said.

According to authorities, Huazo-Jardinez was behind the wheel on May 4, speeding around a curve on State Route 113 in Sutter County when he lost control and crashed into the mobile home.

Killed in the crash were three residents of the home: Parents Jose and Anna Pacheco, ages 38 and 34, and their son Angel, 10. The couple’s 11-year-old daughter was seriously injured but survived, according to the Bee.

Huazo-Jardinez was said to be “severely impaired,” with a blood-alcohol level far above the state limit, according to the report. He was initially released on bail but was then detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

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The search of the suspect’s home also uncovered $12,000 in cash, more than two dozen cellphones and a Mexican passport, making authorities believe he was preparing to leave the U.S.

He is currently in Sacramento County jail without bail, the Bee reported.

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Man shot and killed by US marshals was wanted in Mississippi in connection with shooting

A 20-year-old black man whose Wednesday shooting death by a fugitive task force sparked a night of violence and unrest in a Memphis, Tenn., neighborhood, was wanted for a shooting in Mississippi, according to media reports.

DeSoto County District Attorney John Champion said Brandon Webber was wanted on aggravated assault and armed robbery charges related to a shooting during a car theft in Hernando, Miss., on June 3. The victim was shot five times and survived, Champion said.

Hernando is 35 miles south of Memphis.

U.S. Marshals with the Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force went looking for Webber at a home in Memphis’ Frayser neighborhood Wednesday. They spotted him getting inside a vehicle, which he used to ram task force vehicles several times, officials said.

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Police retreat under a cloud of tear gas as protesters disperse from the scene of a standoff after Frayser community residents took to the streets in anger against the shooting of a youth by U.S. Marshals earlier in the evening, Wednesday, June 12, 2019, in Memphis, Tenn. (Jim Weber/Daily Memphian via AP)

Webber was shot and killed when he got out of the vehicle holding a weapon, Tennessee authorities said. It was not clear how many times he was hit or how many shots were fired.

News of Webber’s death prompted a night of clashes between police and residents in the neighborhood.

Around 36 police officers suffered minor injuries due to bricks and rocks being thrown at them and several police vehicles were damaged. Several officers were taken to hospitals and were later released, according to a Memphis Police Department tweet.

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Officers used tear gas and closed off streets to disperse the protestors. Rev. Andre E. Johnson, who was among those in the crowd Wednesday night, said the community was upset about why the marshals wanted Webber. He called him a beloved member of the community.

“The problem with it is they feel that police and the administration and city officials do not treat them as humans,” Johnson said. “That’s what it really boils down to: You are not worthy of an explanation.”

Three people were arrested and charged with disorderly conduct. One of the three was also charged with inciting a riot.

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Memphis Police Director Michael Rallings speaks to reporters after a late Wednesday clash with police and an angry crowd early Thursday, June 13, 2019, in Memphis, Tennessee. Armed officers and an angry crowd faced off late Wednesday night after reports that at least one man was fatally shot by authorities in a working-class north Memphis neighborhood. (AP Photo/Adrian Sainz)

The department reported 15 vehicles were damaged, along with five from the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office.

Police and elected officials appealed for calm and patience Thursday while the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation conducts a probe of the shooting.

“I need everyone to stay calm,” Memphis Police Director Michael Rallings said.

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As a precaution, officers’ days off have been canceled and every squad car will have two officers.

Laine Arnold, the press secretary for Tennessee’s Republican Gov. Bill Lee, said that the crowd’s actions on Wednesday “are not representative of the community but we stand firmly against acts of lawlessness that threaten the safety of our neighborhoods.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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Utah officer who pulled gun on black child sparks protests

Activists are planning to protest at a police agency in northern Utah after learning an officer who pulled his gun on a 10-year-old child will continue to work.

Black Lives Matter in Utah founder Lex Scott said Thursday they will hold a protest Friday night to demand the officer be fired.

Woods Cross Police Chief Chad Soffe said Monday he is not looking to terminate the unidentified officer.

Jerri Hrubes, who is black, said a white Woods Cross police officer pulled his gun on her son while he was playing outside on June 6.

Soffe said the officer mistook the boy for a potential suspect during a pursuit of armed suspects.

Hrubes said the officer apologized but she still wants the agency held accountable.

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